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captioning made possible by johnson & johnson, where quality products for the american family have been a tradition for generations >> osgood: good morning. i'm charles osgood and this is sunday morning. college and university life in america can boast many proud and hallowed traditions. hazing, however, is not one of them. common as hazing a fellow student may be result too frequently in injuries, sometimes even death. more and more voices are being raised these days in an effort to stop it. tracy smith will be reporting our cover story.
>> reporter: when carson starky went off to college his parents gave him plenty of advice about how to stay safe. they had no idea the greatest threat would come from his so- called brothers in an alcohol- fueled fraternity hazing ritual. >> i've said many times that i raised him for 18 years. and in 20 minutes he was unresponsive and on his way to dying. >> reporter: trying to end the deadly traditions of hazing on america's college campuses. later on sunday morning. >> osgood: the story of the duke and his duchess is a much- told tale. with the duchess of windsor often cast as villain long after her death her side of the story is being told in a brand new movie written and directed by-- who would have thought-- madonna and it's attracted the attention of our mark phillips. >> reporter: history hasn't been kind to wallis simpson. >> nazi, prostitute, spy. >> reporter: and scheming american who stole a british
king's heart and then stole the king. now there's a new perspective: hers. in the movie. >> i will be the most defied woman in the world. >> reporter: and in a new book where the author says she found a woman trapped and afraid. >> you may not like her any more at the end of it but she deserves to be understood. >> reporter: understanding wallis later on sunday morning. >> osgood: we're going hollywood once again this morning, looking forward to the oscars by looking back with rita braver at one of the screen's best-loved stars cary grant. >> reporter: cary grant was the ultimate leading man. dashing and debonair. but it was the role of real-life father that he relished. what do you want the world to know about cary grant that we don't know? >> that the persona, the charm was real. >> reporter: ahead on sunday
morning, family time with a hollywood legend. >> osgood: just my type is the story from our bill geist all about a ubiquitous device that is making a comebecome. >> reporter: before there was word processing, there were words. and machines called typewriters that put the words on paper. >> to see the words form right in front of your eyes. >> reporter: but that's what you're doing on a computer. >> but when you use all the paper up and there's your words what you have to say right in front of you. >> reporter: now there is something of an underground typewriter renaissance afoot coast to coast as you'll see later on sunday morning. >> osgood: faith saily shows us how hair styles make the woman. steve hartman talks to the long-serving mayor of a very small town. we'll circle around the definition of pi, no, no, not that pie but that one. and more but first the headlines for this sunday morning, the fifth of february,
2012. mitt romney won big in yesterday's nevada republican caucus. newt gingrich was a distant second. ron paul third. romney, who was backed by nearly every voting group in the state including conservatives and tea party supporters. the violence in syria has already claimed at least 62 lives this weekend. and some fear the bloodshed is just starting. yesterday china and russia vetoed a u.n. resolution calling for syria's president to step down. one middle east diplomat described the veto as a license to kill for assad's regime. bitterly cold weather that's claimed hundreds of lives in eastern europe is sweeping westward. blanketing rome's coliseum with snow and disrupting air and rail traffic. the week-long cold snap is the worst to strike the continent in decades. winter weather is also dogging our continent. folks in colorado, nebraska and iowa are digging out from
a blizzard that dumped nearly six feet of snow in some parts. actor ben gazari has died at a hospice in new york city. he played the alcoholic son and failed football star in cat on a hot tin roof and was a two-time emmy nominee in the television series run for your life. he was 81. most of us can expect cool air and at least some sunny skies. southeast can expect a few storms. the week ahead, we'll get off to a mild, wet start before turning colder. next, hazing. can it be stopped? and later, a different take on
>> osgood: hazing is on no college or university's official curriculum yet hazing does occur with regulate on a number of campuses. when things go wrong it ends up in tragedy and headlines. our cover story is reported now by tracy smith. >> reporter: it was a half-time show worthy of the super bowl, when florida and and... legendary band took the field for a college football game last november. just hours later, 26-year-old drum major robert champion lay dying in the band's bus. brutally beaten in an alleged hazing ritual.
>> is he breathing? >> i have no idea. i cannot tell you that. >> reporter: champion's senseless death sparked a national outcry over hazing. the same outcry as earlier last year after the hazing death of george dadoan at cornell and in 2009 after the hazing death of someone at geneseo state. the same outcry that has come with chilling regularity every year for decades. >> since you've been covering this not a year has gone by where someone hasn't died of hazing. >> since i started covering it in 1975 yes there's been a particular death every particular year. would i be very surprised that 2012 goes by without a death? yes. >> reporter: a professor at franklin college in indiana, who spent the past 40 years documenting every hazing death in the united states. what is hazing? >> well, hazing is anything that is required of a newcomer
by veterans in a group that you have to go through that may be silly, demeaning or dangerous. >> reporter: and the record of dangerous, even deadly hazing, stretches back more than a century. >> the first verifiable incident clearly is 1873 at cornell university. it's the death of mortimer leggatt who was the son of a civil war general and hero. >> reporter: for the next 100 years more deaths followed sporadically. but about 30 years ago, he noticed a disturbing trend. >> alcohol is the big discussion group. >> reporter: the one constant in 82% of hazing deaths, he found, was massive quantities of alcohol, part of a growing culture of binge drinking of colleges across america. >> we're talking levels which would be approaching basically half of your blood system being filled with liquor. in the death of chuck dinzel when i interviewed the pathologist and went to the
room where he did his autopsy, he basically said his brain was swimming in alcohol. >> reporter: chuck died at alfred university in new york in 1978. and the community was so outraged they passed the state's first anti-hazing law. one of 44 states to do so. and yet 30 years later, nothing much has changed. tell me about carson. what was carson like as a kid. >> carson was very funny. he was a very likable kid. had a lot of friends. was very outgoing. very outdoorsy. >> reporter: carson starky grew up in austin, texas. his parents, julia and scott, were thrilled when he decided to attend cal poly in california. was he a kid who drank, who liked to party? >> no. >> not at all. >> very health conscious. >> he always made fun...
you're eating too much chips. >> reporter: what was your initial reaction when he told you he wanted to pledge a fraternity? >> we were surprised. >> reporter: and concerned. so julia searched the school and the fraternity's website for information. she found nothing alarming. no record of infractions. even though the fraternity had been suspended the year before for underaged drinking, among other things. >> and i even mentioned to scott, you know, at least if he does something like this, he would have some people to take care of him and watch out for him since he doesn't know anyone out there. i couldn't have been more wrong. >> an outsider looking in on that night would call it insane. >> reporter: the fraternity called it brown bag night. nick cox and coal white were carson's pledge brothers and were with him in this garage on december 1, 2008. the boys were each given a box filled with alcohol. >> it had like a six-pack of
guiness and a fifth of vodka and a fifth of cheap tequila. too much alcohol. too much. >> reporter: too much alcohol. and yet they were told.... >> you have guys like an hour-and-a-half to drink all this. >> reporter: you're just drinking it because that's what you're supposed to do? >> yeah. kind of. >> that's the last thing i remember about carson. just taking it and doing what he was told. >> reporter: very quickly, carson was in trouble. >> i've said many times that i raised him for 18 years and in 20 minutes he was unresponsive and on his way to dying. >> i remember seeing him he was like truly... i've never seen that at all when it came to drinking. that's when i thought like someone should take care of him. that's the last i saw of him. >> reporter: how did you find out? >> julia noticed on our caller
i.d.that we had had a call from the coroner's office. >> reporter: the starkees later learned that a group of guys started driving carson to the hospital that night. but then turned around. >> we brought him back inside. there was a bare mattress on the floor and they laid him on the mattress and left him there. they didn't realize the severity of his alcohol poisoning. >> they didn't know the signs. >> they were afraid they would get themselves and their fraternity in trouble. >> 911 emergency. >> i can't tell if he's breathing. i can't feel a pulse on him. >> you can't tell if he's breathing. >> reporter: 18-year-old carson starky died that night. the fraternity was banned from cal poly for 30 years. four young men were convicted of criminal hazing and sent to jail for a maximum of 120 days. >> i lived in a hazing world of death. >> reporter: doug seerberg was the starkees' attorney. he said throwing the perpetrators in jail sends the
right message but so far legislation has done little to end the cycle of hazing. >> 18-irx 19-, and 20-year-olds have absolutely no idea of what the law may be on hazing when they're engaging in these types of activists. these are rituals that have gone on for years. they're just doing what was done to them before. it may help but will it solve the problem? no. >> reporter: one of the things that will solve the problem, seerberg says is accurate information. so the starkees sued the fraternity, forcing it to list violations on its website. and voluntarily cal poly has done the same. >> you have a parent that was seeking the truth, actively seeking the truth about an organization that her son was seeking to join thousands of miles away. and she couldn't find out that information. had it been disclosed, carson wouldn't have joined. carson would be alive. >> reporter: you believe that? >> absolutely.
>> reporter: knowing about infractions is crucial. even more crucial, says seerberg, is preventing them in the first place by taking the alcohol out of fraternities altogether. >> alcohol, lack of maturity. solve those two problems and you'll solve the hazing problems. >> reporter: the starkees realize they may never be able to stop kids from drinking or hazing. but they hope they can stop them from dying. they're lobbying for amnesty laws for kids who call 911 about a drunk friend, and they're teaching students how to recognize the signs of alcohol poisoning through their program "aware, awake, alive. ". >> we need to stop hazing, but maybe a baby step there is to get them to stop treating alcohol like a toy and using it as a tool for hazing. >> reporter: for the starkees and for hazing experts hank newark, it's all about trying to save another family from the unthinkable. >> that's the call that comes in the middle of the night,
the visit to the emergency room when you know your son or daughter doesn't have a lot of time, i would like to imprint that on the memory banks of every parent in the country so that they would demand more of our colleges and of our students themselves. we can do better. >> osgood: coming up, easy as pi. >> osgood: coming up, easy as gh enerright here in america. yeah, over 100 years worth. okay, so you mean you just ignore the environment. actually, it's cleaner. and, it provides jobs. and it helps our economy. okay, i'm listening. [announcer] at conoco phillips we're helping power america's economy with cleaner affordable natural gas... more jobs, less emissions, a good answer for everyone. so, by reducing the impact of production... and protecting our land and water... i might get a job once we graduate.
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>> the bill is passed. the machine is open. >> osgood: now a page from our sunday morning almanac. february 5, 1897, 115 years ago today. the day the indiana house of representatives endorsed the pi in the sky brainstorm of a small town doctor, ed win johnston goodwin. dr. goodwin claimed to have figured out how to square the circle, that is construct a square exactly equal in area to any given circle. the symbol of pi is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. his formula called for pi to equal exactly 3.2, utterly wrong, of course, since pi had long been calculated to be an endless string of digits beginning with 3.14.
fortunately purdue math professor waldo happened to overhear the indiana house debate and was appalled. asked if he would like to meet dr. goodwin, the professor replied he was acquainted with as many crazy people as he cared to know. but professor waldo's help the measure died in the state senate. still, the fascination with pi lives on. both in fiction and in fact. mr. spock assigned its calculation as busy work for the on-board computer in an episode for star trek. >> compute to the last digit the value of pi. (the computer is yelling no, no, no, no,). >> reporter: just last month "60 minutes" correspondent morley safer introduced to 13-year-old math prodigy jake barnett. >> fun is reciting from memory the infinite series of numbers known as pi. >> 3.14159265358579283364.
>> reporter: jake memorized more than 200 of pi's numbers in an arch. >> osgood: pi has been set to music numerous times. folks in princeton, new jersey, among other places celebrate pi day every march 14, a date that can be written as 3-14. the first three digits of pi. >> on pi day we want students to have fun with math and science. >> osgood: u.s. house of representatives even passed a pi day resolution in 2009. ♪ 3.14 >> osgood: from a rejection of pi's true value to its congressional embrace. you could say we've come full... circle. ♪... 3279 >> osgood: a treatise on hair. >> it's fabulous.
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everyone wants it longer, shorter, straighter, curlier, thicker, smoother. >> that's fabulous. i like it a lot. >> reporter: which keeps the nation's 350,000 hairdressers busy. >> i think of hair as being like your halo. my motto is who needs a fur when you grow your own, right? >> it's bold. it's daring. it's like, hey, this is who i am. >> it's the whole image. >> nice and clean. it's nice and soft. >> reporter: celebrity stylist nick arrojo. >> when somebody has a haircut that is spectacular, it is life changing. >> reporter: we caught up with him at the international beauty show in las vegas where hair is big business. >> babies poop. they always need a diaper.
men shave. they're always going to be a need razor. people need to get a haircut and color, there's always going to be business for us. >> reporter: even in a bad economy people will still open their wallets for a haircut and he knows why. >> you're in the salon for an hour-and-a-half and you can completely change your image and identity. how amaze ing is that? >> reporter: which may explain why actress gig orny weaver dives into roles head first. >> i often work from the outside in. i kind of meet the character in the middle somehow because i feel like it's part of the self-expression of the human being. >> reporter: from ghost busters to alien 3, weaver is known for her electrifying.... >> okay. >> reporter:... hair-raising performances. >> that's a different look for you, isn't it? >> are the key master? >> i have to say that throughout my career, our
running has been it's all about hair and make-up. it's sort of the icing on the cake that actually i think it has a lot to do with what's inside the cake. >> reporter: celebrities have always set trends with their hair. 35 years ago, there was farrah fawcett feathered shag. today it's all about real feathers. >> feathers are the hottest trend right now. it's crazy. you know, it just accents. anything that can accent your image and accent your look and give you that cha-cha that you need to keep going and push you forward in life. you know what i'm saying. >> reporter: 'twas ever thus long before snooki-poof, there was la-poof popularized by marine antoinette. her poof was political and nautical. yes, that's a ship marking a naval victory.
by the way, hair products back then were... let's just say... different. >> they would put things like lard on their hair to give it some body and give it some shape. of course fighting off vermin with lard in your hair was a terrible problem. women's hair caught on fire because of low-hanging chandeliers as they walked by. they put fresh flowers in little vases in their hair so the flowers would stay fresh and so they would insert these little vases with water. >> reporter: penny jolly is a professor of art history at skidmore college. >> hair is significant in so many ways. we see it immediately. you walk up to a person. you look at their face. you see their facial hair. their eyebrows their head hair. it's a signal to people who you are. >> reporter: long, straight hair tells you what? >> professional. competent, solid.
predictable. interesting. >> reporter: thank you. i'll take all that. and i'll also have you know that i shaved this morning. >> (laughing) >> reporter: just for you. yale psychologist mary ann lafrance has studied how our hair affects how others perceive us by putting five different hair styles on the photo of one woman. >> it turned out that we could take the same face, put on different hair styles and people had radically different views of how wealthy they were, how smart they were, how open minded they were, how agreeable they were. >> reporter: women without hair were seen as the most intelligent. >> i think it has to do with the fact that hair for women says something about some aspects of femininity. once you're talking femininity, you're talking about.... >> reporter: i.q.plummets. i don't like that.
>> i.q.plumb hes. women with long blonde straight hair as seen as most narrow minded. >> reporter: narrow minded or not, when it comes to the color of hair? >> for most of human history the ideal color for women blonde. whether it's marilyn monroe or the per oxide blonde of jeanne harl owe the ideal goes back to the classical world greece and rome. i think partly because it's a hard color to get. >> reporter: and assumptions about hair color. blondes have more fun. redheads are feisty. no matter the color, everyone's had one of those days. is there such a thing in psychology as a bad hair day? >> absolutely. it's no wonder if you look up the definition of a bad hair day, say in the oxford english dictionary, the first definition is it's not the way you want it to be. the second definition is a day in which things are not going
well. when things are going well there's nothing you can't do. that's the list, if you will, that you get from a good hair day. >> reporter: it's that lift that boosts the confidence that sig orny weaver and silist roy telux want to give to out of work women. so they've teamed up with the nonprofit "dress for success" to offer free hair and make-up sessions. >> you know, every time i get my hair done, i'm then ready for a job. i actually feel more articulate if my hair is looking good. you know. >> reporter: why do you think people think that hair is superficial? >> those are superficial people who think that. >> reporter: we are deeply shallow people. >> you know, we know what's what. hair and make-up is a very empowering thing.
>> and there now the duke and duchess coming out on the chateau steps. edward and his american bride. >> it's sunday morning on cbs, and here again is charles osgood. >> osgood: as you can tell from that 1937 news reel, the duke and his duchess were quite the sensation. the former king and his lady wallis simpson became duke and duchess of windsor, of course, the center of a royal drama that continues to fascinate even now. here's mark phillips. >> his royal prince edward viiii with long and happy years to reign over us. god save the king. >> reporter: it's one of those stories we thought we knew all about, but maybe didn't. here's how it used to go. american divorcee wallace warfield simpson a woman of high ambition and low morals
seduces edward prince of wales hare to the british throne who in the months between being proclaimed king and being crowned gives it all up for her. edward viii's abdication speech may be the most romantic resignation letter of all times. >> i have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as king as i would wish to do. without the help and support of the woman i love. >> the greatest love story of the 20th century. >> reporter: 75 years later, history is being rewritten. sort of. first by madonna in her latest attempt at film making called w.e., for wallace and edward. >> wallis, what's wrong? >> your brother and sister-in-law. they'll never accept me. >> reporter: for madonna, it's
one of history's great romances that's never been told properly from wallis simpson's point of view. >> i wanted to understand what it was about her, what she... what special qualities she had that would make a man give up the most powerful position in the world. i was trying to understand the essence of their relationship. and is there any such thing as the greatest romance? >> reporter: it's wallis simpson as romantic heroin. >> let's stop all this talk about marriage. it frightens me. i can't see any good coming of it. >> why? >> your family will never stand for it. the prime minister won't stand for it. >> then i'll give up the throne. >> and i will be the most defied woman in the world. i just couldn't believe that any one woman could be all the awful things that wallis was accused of being. >> reporter: there's another rewrite of history about that woman in this new book by ann seba. >> nazi, prostitute, spy. maybe some.
not all. it wasn't possible. >> reporter: so ann dug deep into the historical records and beyond. amazingly she says she found a packet of letters never seen publicly before written by wallis simpson to, of all people, ernest simpson, the estranged husband she was divorcing at the time to clear the way for her to marry edward. letters that revealed a troubled, even tortured woman with an enduring affection for the man she was dumping. >> oh, dear. wasn't life lovely, sweet and simple. >> reporter: she writes. and later when she was already married to edward. >> wherever you are, you can be sure that never a day goes by without some thought of you and for you. and again in my evening prayers at night. with love, wallis. >> it was extraordinarily. from the moment i started the
first letter i realized it was dynamite. >> reporter: isn't it remarkable though that here she was in what was perceived at the time and since to be this hot and heavy relationship with edward, the future king, yet at the same time she was still professing affections for and describing herself as kind of entrapped in that relationship to a man from whom she was seeking a divorce. >> well that's exactly what these letters show. that her emotional connection to ernlt really never died. >> reporter: in this version of events, wallis may have been a social climber, insinuating herself into edward's high-flying, high- society world. but the complication of marriage was never the plan. in fact, she tried to get out of it. >> that's when the inobjection orability of the situation struck her. >> reporter: she wanted to call it off. >> yes, she wanted to call it off and she wouldn't let her.
he responded by threatening suicide. >> reporter: the british government at the time, headed by prime minister stanley baldwin responded too. it launched what can only be called a smear campaign directed at simpson, dismissing her offer to call off the marriage as a publicity stunt. in the british records office, historian susan williams has found the evidence: a telegram from baldwin to the other british commonwealth prime ministers telling them not to be tool fooled by simpson. >> he sends off this telegram saying basically what she's saying is a lie. >> he's saying you can't trust mrs. simpson she is exactly what has been assumed that she is, which is a gold digger, ambitious and just wants to be queen. >> reporter: in fact, the government may have been afraid that public opinion was swinging in favor of the marriage. and the british political establishment was deeply suspicious of edward, that he was emotionally unfit for the job and that he might actually
be sympathetic to the rise of fascism in europe. the reaction to the simpson affair, this theory goes, was just an excuse to swap edward for his more user friendly brother who became george vi now considered to have been a very successful war-time king. >> one of the currently held views is that distasteful though she would seem to be at the time that, in fact, she in a very critical time of history saved britain from having the wrong king by creating the necessity of edward to abdicate. >> i think there's a lot of truth in that view. i'd go with that one. there should be a statue to wallis simpson in every british town. >> reporter: not only statues never happened. edward and wallis themselves were barred from england after their marriage. living a life ostracized and in exile. when edward wanted to bring wallis back to england, the
records office contains a revealing letter from his brother, king george, in his own hand saying that such a visit would be impossible. but it has been 75 years since the event that shook an empire. is it time to give wallis simpson a break? is it your intention to rehabilitate her reputation or just to understand that this was a little more complicated than was thought at the time? >> i'm not trying to rehabilitate her reputation at all. i think there's a lot to criticize her for. she was manipulative. and she was an adventurous, if you like, but i do think she needs to be understood. you may not like her any more at the end of it but she deserves to be understood.
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>> osgood: a diagnosis of a.l.s., commonly called lou gehrig's disease is as rare as it is terrible. so what are the odds that one of our country's leading authoritys on the disease would be struck down by it himself? john blackstone has a follow-up to the visits visit he paid to a very brave and very determine physician. >> reporter: this doctor spent almost 20 years treating patients with a.l.s., lou gehrig's disease. as a leading researcher he hunted for treatments for the crippling, fatal illness. >> i've dedicated my life to a.l.s.research and patient care. >> reporter: then in 2004 he made a videotape with a startling announcement. he himself had been diagnosed with a.l.s.. >> at first i was skeptical that it could affect me because it seemed too ironic. >> reporter: a.l.s.is not contagious. it strikes about 5600
americans every year. it destroys the muscles but not the mind. it is often fatal within five years. >> i still hope there's a long shot that maybe a cure will be found in time to help me. but i think i recognize that the long shot at this point. >> reporter: by the time he died just over a week ago, dr. olney had lived eight years with a.l.s., and by then he could move only his eyes says his doctor. >> at the end he was very disabled from the disease, could not see, could not swallow, could not move. very, very disabled but he could use his eyes, to use a very sophisticated communication device to be able to spell out sentences and communicate. >> reporter: he communicated with his family and his colleagues. he kept thinking about answers for the disease that was killing him. one reason we're not more aware of it is that people don't live very long. >> right. >> a.l.s.is very different in
different people. i've seen people die two months after their first symptom. i have other patients who are still walking ten years after their first symptom. he remained sharp at a tack until the end. he was working on a paper with his son i think even the day before he died from the disease. >> reporter: a.l.s.remains lm as mysterious as it was when he became known as lou gehrig's disease. >> lou gehrig is appreciation day. >> reporter: in 1939, gehrig said an emotional good-bye to baseball. >> today i consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. ( applause ) >> reporter: a.l.s.was already robbing him of control over his muscles. >> i might have been given a bad break, but i've got an to live for. thank you. ( applause ) >> reporter: gehrig died less than two years later.
>> prior to the past year, my favorite activities have been backpacking and hiking and mountain biking. a lot of activities outdoors as well as jogging regularly. >> it's devastating to get that diagnosis. >> reporter: we first met dr. olney and his wife paula in 2005. als are already taken most of his ability to speak. somehow you can still laugh. >> yeah, yeah. we operate as a unit. >> reporter: back then his daughter amy was training to be an occupational therapist. his son nick was studying for entrance to medical school. >> i'm hoping to get into als research at the over end. >> thanks for stopping by. i have lou gehrig's disease and i have trouble speaking. >> reporter: knowing he would lose the ability to speak, dr. olney had recorded his own voice to play back on a computer. >> i love you, paula. >> reporter: among the phrases you recorded was "i love you,
paula." >> and nick and amy. >> reporter: important to be able to continue saying that in your own voice. >> that's right. >> reporter: dr. olney became a patient at the university of california san francisco, the research hospital where he used to work. it is a cruelty of a.l.s. that in the end patients can do little but think. >> good to see you. you were having kind of a crazy clinic day. >> reporter: he was being treated at the a.l.s. clinic he founded. >> relax your hands. >> reporter: his doctor, kathy was once his student. >> when did you last take the medicine? >> i hear the changes in his speech even if it's been a week or two since he's last been here. that's really heart breaking just to hear how quickly things are changing for him.
>> did you say, "i read"? no. >> reporter: he treated hundreds of patients with the same symptoms that were now destroying his body. >> the biggest thing that he conveyed to patients was the fact that he would be there with them through the very end. >> reporter: one of the most difficult things dr. olney did was to give families the terrible diagnosis. the job of telling his family fell to kathy. >> something i had done many many times before. but to actually tell his wife that i was worried he had a.l.s. was just a very heart breaking experience. very, very difficult. >> i just cried and cried and cried and cried and cried and cried and cried. i cried for weeks. >> reporter: paula knew what the diagnosis meant. >> knowing he was going to die really set my apple cart upsidedown. i'll tell you that for sure.
i couldn't even think of life without him or growing old without him or not having grandchildren to share or, you know, just shutting down a life and a clear... career and really being scared of the future. >> reporter: this is clearly a very difficult disease for the family as well as the patient. >> (computerized voice) but they are taking great care of me and there will be an end for me sooner. >> reporter: an end sooner than for them. how long have you been married? >> 30 years. not long enough. >> reporter: they did have almost eight more years together, long enough for dr. olney to know his first grandchild, long enough to see his son nick graduate from medical school and long enough to play over and over the words his family will never forget.
>> osgood: who in our modern computer age would proudly say that an old-fashioned writing machine is just my type? why, the people our bill geist traveled around the country to meet, of course. >> reporter: it's not unusual to see a mirage in the desert. but a typewriter repair shop? >> this is the same machine. >> reporter: bill wall owns this very real shop as his father and grandfather did before him. when people ask what he does for a living,. >> i said i repair typewriters. they laugh and say what do you do? i say, no, really that's what i do. >> reporter: he also displays
them and sells a few at prices up to $500. >> this is a caligraph, an interesting machine. it's a shift key. you had your lower case keys and your upper case keys. this man was an upstrike. the print actually hit underneath. as you were typing you had to know what you were doing. you could not see what you were typing as you were typing on this machine. >> reporter: a bad idea. bill is as surprised as the rest of us that he still is in business. >> mid 90s the friend said to you do by the year 2000 you're still going to be doing typewriters? i said probably not. >> reporter: then he noticed the beginnings of some sort of typewriter renaissance. >> i found it at good will. >> reporter: you did? $7.99. that's seven dollars and 99. >> yes, sir. >> reporter: did it work? >> it did except for the l-key so i had to come hunt bill wall down. >> reporter: erica, 27, just bought her first. >> kind of enchanting. to see the words form right in front of your eyes. >> reporter: but that's what you're doing on the computer.
>> right but with this when you're done you pull the paper up and there's your words, what you have to say right in front of you. >> the remington reminds me of a woman with red lipstick and fish net stockings. >> reporter: randy and donna report brisk typewriter sales at a new york flea market. where customers have some novel reasons for buying. >> they say i have writers' block. i'm a novel it. i'm stuck and my therapist told me to go back to a typewriter. >> reporter: some are coming back to fwrirs. some never left. and some are seeing them for the first time. >> a completely different thing. it's like owning a musical instrument. >> people are text messaging into thin air. i really just sort of felt the need to be grounded in something that won could hold on to. i write standing up to bring me that much more into the physical moment. >> reporter: enthusiasts
across the country are gathering at type-ins. why, it's practically a movement. >> unions have sit-ins. hippies had be-ins. let's have a type-in. >> reporter: and this typewriter activist organized this one. >> i think a typewriter makes you think a little bit because those marks you're puting on the paper just stay there. if you make a mistake it's wrong so it makes you back up and you go, okay. >> i remembered really quickly how much i like that dinging sound when you come to the end of the row. then the feel of like returning the carriage. it's really nice. >> reporter: and there are many occasions that call for something more heart felt than a flighty e-mail. >> i think i would write love letters. i i think that there's something romantic about sitting down on a typewriter and writing a letter to somebody. >> you need to grab a typewriter. >> reporter: brian is a high school teacher who loves typewriters. >> as it was sitting on my
desk my students started asking questions about it like what is that and what does it do? >> i thought it was a new invention. >> reporter: honestly? you didn't know what they were? >> no. i had never seen one before. >> students who are typing on a regular basis were more prone to identify their own spelling mistakes and go back and correct them. i feel like there's almost craft put in when some of the students were typing. >> okay. you should start thinking about putting the last touches on that sentence that you're currently working on. >> reporter: many students have come to like these old relics for reasons of their own. >> you feel like a real writer, like, i don't know (giggling) >> reporter: you think that makes your writing better? >> yeah. >> hey, bill. >> reporter: back at the shop bill wall is enjoying his career in typewriter repair a lot more these days. >> 30 years ago it was a tool.
someone would drag a machine in from the office. they could care less about it. my customers are all great. every day i have these interesting people come to go the door who are passionate about what they do. >> it's kind of a private netish or was. >> reporter: take ted and tory, for example. >> i didn't particularly care one way or another about typewriters. but he brings home this mint green machine that is smooth and curvy and the keys are just bright green and beautiful. i just kind of fell in love. >> if you were a typist, i would let you type on this machine. and you would understand how sensual working the keys... there's a touch to it that is very smooth and kind of sexy actually. >> reporter: especially when you find one that-- no pun intended-- just your type. >> osgood: ahead, all aboard the soul train.
>> osgood: it happened this week, the loss of two giants in two very different arenas. anglo dunnde, the trainer who worked the corner in nearly every one of muhammad ali's fights died wednesday in tampa after treatment for blood clots. a philadelphia native who learned the boxing game from his older brothers, dunndefirst met cassius clay, as the future champ was then known, in the late 1950s and became his trainer in 1960. dunndewas in clay's corner when he defeated sonny liston for the championship in 1964. >> everybody thought he couldn't do it. that was a big tick for me. i felt he could do it. >> osgood: he was in the new champ's corner in every sense during the contentious days when clay became a muslim, changed his name to muhammad ali and refused to serve in
the vietnam war. >> i would like for you to call me by my name now, mohammed. >> osgood: dunndealso trained sugar ray leonard and 13 other champions including george foreman during the latter days of his career. anglo dunndewas 90. don cornelius, the man who first got the tv show soul train rolling died wednesday in los angeles of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. born in chicago, cornelius worked as an insurance salesman before going into broadcasting. in 1970 he started the r and b music show soul train with $400 of his own money. dick clark's long-running american band stand may have been the inspiration but don cornelius always took his soul train down a track all its own. >> if american band stand goes right, we're going to go left.
if dick clark goes up, we're going doing down. >> reporter: soul train showcased the talents of barry white, the jackson five, james brown, gladys knight and the pittsburgh penguins, aretha franklin and smoky robinson among others. all held together by cornelius's powerful presence and its unforgettable voice. >> i'm don cornelius. as always we wish you love, peace. >> reporter: he retired from soul train in 1993 and suffered from bad health and legal troubles in recent years. don cornelius was 75. coming up, father and daughter. cary grant's home movies. and then the favorite son. come for a smoke? yeah.
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his greatest fan. >> do you know what's wrong with you? >> no, what? >> nothing. >> reporter: he is the definition of debonair. 25 years after his death, more than 45 years after his last film, cary grant still delights us with his style, his dry witt and his comic timing. turns out off screen he was also a great dad. what do you want the world to know about cary grant that we don't know? >> that the persona, the charm was real. and it wasn't some mask. >> reporter: jennifer grant is cary's only child. his daughter with fourth wife
actress diane cannon. the couple separated shortly after jennifer's birth in 1966. cary grant, then 62, retired from film, in large part to help raise his daughter. it was a family that stayed out of the public eye. >> i was trained to be private. by a man who learned to keep his private life private. >> reporter: she called her recent book about life with dad good stuff. why does that phrase have special meaning for you? >> he is... he used that phrase whenever he was pleased. just good stuff. >> reporter: and a lot of that good stuff revolved around jennifer. he kept a huge archive for her. there are photos. >> yeah. that was in beverly hills. i love his pink shirt. >> reporter: congratulatory notes on jennifer's birth. that one is from audrey hepburn.
this from grace kelly. he still made movies. home movies. these show a cary grant you've rarely seen before. >> i like to make up dances and things at home. i suppose i learned to square dance somewhere. i thought we could do it. so he joined in. >> reporter: he even recorded phone conversations capturing jennifer's baby talk. >> hello, my love. >> reporter: it's almost as if he were making up for his own miserable childhood in bristol, england. the boy who started out as archibald leach, his mom institutionalized, his dad neglectful.
he should have ran away from home to join an acrobatic troupe. >> when he was quite young. he became an acrobat and came to new york with that troupe. that's where he learned gymnastics. >> reporter: director and film historian peter bogdonvich, who became friends with grant, said he made good use of his gymnastics screening when he got to hollywood. in films like "1937" the awful truth. that screwball comedy made grant a comic star. >> wait a minute. >> then he did only angels have wings. that made him a dramatic star. >> i don't know how you can act like that. >> he's dead. that's right. he's been dead about 20 minutes. all the weeping in the wailing in the world won't make him any deader 20 years from now. >> wasn't nobody liked him before or since. >> if this is a dream i hope i never wake up.
>> reporter: grant found success early in his career. in blonde venus with mar lane a dietrich. then there's this classic scene from "she done him wrong." with mae west. >> why don't you come up some time and see me. i'm home every evening. >> but i'm busy every evening. >> reporter: but bogdonvich said it took a while to perfect the urbane, unflappable cary grant image. do you think he understood his own magnetism? he understood the effect he had when he was on screen? >> oh, i think so. he honed his personality. you know, he took a little bit from every person he worked with until he had found this persona that he created. >> reporter: grant knew it was a persona. bogdonvich remembers when he and girlfriend sybil shepherd went to an event with grant.
as they approached the ticket- taker. >> i'm terribly sorry. i forgot my ticket. may i get in please. she doesn't look up. she says name. cary grant. now she looks up and she said you don't look like cary grant. quick a wink he says i know. nobody does. >> reporter: cary grant was hollywood's favorite leading man. in north by northwest with eva marie saint.... >> this is a very strange love affair. >> why? >> reporter: notorious with ingrid bergman. >> maybe the fact that you once loved me. >> reporter: the philadelphia story. one of four films with katharine hepburn. you write quite frankly in the book that you were a little jealous of all the people who got to be in movies with him. >> that's perfect. >> we were watching an affair to remember in our friend's living room in the hamptons. the first time i saw him kiss
on screen, i was really little. i jumped off the couch and i stormed over to the tv and i slapped her cheeks. >> reporter: deborah car. >> nobody was going to kiss my daddy. i didn't know this woman. what was she doing kissing my father. >> reporter: jennifer said she was too young to understand the explosive headlines and ugly custody battle that came with her parents' divorce. she was aware of recurring whispers that her father was gay or by sexual. >> it's sort of strange because i never felt anything like that from him. and i spent all my time with him. i think that's the oddest thing. >> reporter: when grant wanted to propose to his fifth wife, barbara harris, he asked jennifer's approval. >> he said, you know, i'd like to marry barbara. what do you think? so i was thrilled for him. i think it freed me up in a
way because i had always felt like the main person in dad's life. suddenly there was someone else. >> reporter: despite pleas from bogdonvich and others cary grant never returned to making movies. >> he used to joke that he didn't want to watch himself grow old on the screen. i also feel like he was done. >> reporter: grant was nominated for two academy awards. he lost both times. but in 1970 he got a lifetime achievement oscar. and jennifer was right behind her dad in 1981 when he got the kennedy center honor. >> we went to the white house which was lovely. yeah, i remember the night well. he was very proud of that. >> reporter: just two days before cary grant's death in 1986, jennifer had to return to college after thanksgiving break.
>> we were walking out. we hugged. and that was the last time. but i do remember the hug. i do. he gave wonderful hugs. >> osgood: ahead, turbulence. back then he had something more important to do. he wasn't focused on his future. but fortunately, somebody else was. at usaa we provide retirement planning for our military, veterans and their families. now more than ever, it's important to get financial advice from people who share your military values. for our free usaa retirement guide, call 877-242-usaa.
>> osgood: news takes on deeper meaning when you put a human face on the statistics. here's ben stein. >> reporter: a few days ago when i opened the newspaper the news was so strange that it made my head spin. there was so much spectacular randomly acquired wealth and so much miss misery right next to each other that i couldn't fit it all into my brain. there are the stories of how much money will be made by people with even the slightest
connection with facebook when it goes public soon. a man who painted murals on the walls with headquarters will make hundreds of millions. clerks and programmers will make tens of millions. early and small investors will make millions and millions, wealth beyond imagining. then comes the punch to the gut. the lay-offs and pension cuts and health benefit chops at american airlines. just for me i live on airlines. i see how hard the flight attendants and ticket clerks and pilots and everyone else works. they travel. get their internal clocks thrown off, work when they're exhausted. sleep in strange hotels. you would have to be bright and cheery for our cranky passengers. the way i see it they're not paid a lot for this. now because of the effects of deregulation, high fuel costs and relatively high labor costs, americanism bankruptcy, and roughly 13,000 of the employees are going to be laid off permanently. many will probably be older flight attendants and clerks with poor job prospects. their pensions will be cut off.
their health benefits will be slashed. they will really suffer. i live in the air, as i said. and these people are my family. it's just plain heart breaking what their future is. when i read about it right next to the stories about the instant sometimes effortless billionaires of face book i want to lose my mind. maybe this is a story about how as john f. kennedy said life is unfair. maybe it's a store he of the virtue of having your own savings. maybe it's just a very sad story. i hope the bankruptcy judge who decides what the final steps will be for american just bears this in mind. those american airline folks are great people. they deserve a heck of a lot better than what they're getting. >> meeting, come to order. >> osgood: ahead, mayor for 50 years and counting. you learn to get a feel for the trouble spots. to know its wants... its needs...its dreams.
>> osgood: now a look at the super bowl by the numbers. the game is super bowl 46, the first ever to be played in indianapolis, america's 12th largest city with a population of more than 800,000. each member of the winning team stands to receive a record $88,000. losers can expect $44,000 each. super bowl 14 at the rose bowl in pasadena saw the largest attendance, nearly 104,000. the smallest crowd ever was for super bowl number oneality
the los angeles coliseum a mere 61,946. all told, the first 45 super bowls 3,512,427 fans. but for those of us who can't make it in person, the game will be broadcast in over 185 countries in some 30 different languages. here in the u.s. the super bowl is traditionally the most watched television program of the year. with an estimated 111 million viewers last year. small wonder advertisers will pay an estimated $3.5 million for a 30-second spot. we viewers love our snacks. americans are inspected to inhale well over one billion chicken wings tonight. and eat the equivalent of 71.4 million pounds of avocados. by the way tickets for the first super bowl went for between $6-$12. tickets for tonight's game start at $600.
today my journey continues across the golden state, where everyone has been unbelievably nice. mornin'. i guess i'm helping them save hundreds on car insurance. it probably also doesn't hurt that i'm a world-famous advertising icon. cheers! i mean, who wouldn't want a piece of that? geico. ah... fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent oh dear... or more on car insurance. >> osgood: in the current political climate many observers say no incumbent is safe unless it's the small town mayor our steve hartman has just been to see. >> reporter: at 55 miles an hour, blink and you'll miss it. >> load 'em up. we're going to go through town
and we'll out what else we want to do 30 seconds later. >> reporter: even with a guide, the town blows by. >> that's the town hall there. the post office is over here. >> reporter: did we see it all? >> yep. >> reporter: but if you come to a full and complete stop in paoli, colorado, population 50, and sit down with an 84-year-old mayor virgil harms, you'll find a real attraction here. >> we're here to talk about your political career. >> reporter: a politician who can't stand politics. what do you think when you watch politics on tv. >> i turn to another channel. >> reporter: okay. what do you do? >> i'm the channel you're changing from. >> reporter: virgil may not be great for ratings, but i think he'd make a great president. a farmer by trade, i've always believed if someone wants to run the country, he should know how to run a tractor first. secondly, he's a simpleton when it comes to money. virgil believes if you borrow it, like paoli had to do for a
new water system, you actually pay it back. >> we paid it three years early. we had the money. we didn't want to pay interest. >> reporter: this is why you can't be a politician. you have to borrow money and don't pay it back. >> no debt. meeting come to order but what really separates him from washington is that under his leadership, republican is a dirty word, not to be spoken. so is democratic. >> you don't run as a democrat or a republican. i think the rest of the country ought to be that way. >> reporter: how do you know who is on your side? >> we don't have sides. >> reporter: you don't have sides? this is marilyn miller. she's the post master and town clerk. how have things gone under his rule? >> pretty smooth. >> worked pretty well. everybody seemed to be satisfied. >> reporter: so satisfied, in fact, his constituents have kept him in office 50 years. they don't even bother having elections anymore. of course the problem making him president the same problem
you face getting anyone from out in the country to run the country. >> you couldn't get me there. >> reporter: most are just too smart for it. >> i'm happy right here. >> osgood: a story from steve hartman. now to bob schieffer in washington for a look at what's ahead on face the nation. good morning, bob. >> schieffer: good morning, charles. we're still all about politics. we'll talk to newt gingrich this morning and also get the take from rudy giuliani. does he wish now that he had run? >> osgood: thank you, bob. we'll be watching. next week here on sunday morning... ♪ like a rhinestone cow boy the legendary glen campbell. during your time. yos and having a partner like northern trust -- one of the nation's largest wealth managers -- makes all the difference. our goals-based investment strategies are tailored to your needs and overseen by experts who seek to maximize opportunities
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